Electric vehicle (EV) charging software provider Clenergy EV have recently added 80 charge points to its charger network in Wales, in the City of Swansea and the surrounding area.
The charge points are operated by Clenergy EV on behalf of the City of Swansea Council.
Clenergy EV began working with the local authority in July 2020, enabling one of the key tenets in their net-zero transition.
Forty-eight new electric vehicle charge points and bays have been installed at 13 council-owned car parks and almost all are now connected to the mains.
The latest additions means there are now 80 EV charge points and bays in 25 council car parks around Swansea operated for the authority by Clenergy EV, including 10 at the new Bae Copr Bay De/South car park located underneath Swansea Arena.
Tourist destinations within the Gower peninsula are also catered for with areas like Langland Bay, Cresswell Bay, Mumbles and Port Eynon receiving their first publicly available chargers. All charge points will be powered by 100% zero-emission electricity.
The new charge points will provide further locations for EV drivers to charge their vehicles, both for Swansea residents and visitors.
Andrea Lewis, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Service Transformation, said: “The newly-installed charge points have been chosen following discussions with ward members and other groups and organisations. They are specifically located for convenience for day-trippers and people shopping in local communities.
“The utility company have now connected all the charge points to the mains and they will give many years’ service to our communities. Swansea Council has a commitment to be a net zero carbon council by 2030 and for the city as a whole to achieve that target by 2050.
“The new crop of EV charge points are the latest step in the right direction and it’s our plan to increase their numbers over the coming years. This is just the start.”
Will David, CEO at Clenergy EV, added: “We are delighted to continue to support the City of Swansea Council’s charge point rollout. The first set of charge points have already provided 270,000 zero-emission miles to EV drivers in the area.
That number will only increase as more and more Swansea residents start switching to cleaner modes of transport.”
The public charge points are available on the Clenergy EV charge point network, which has a total of 200 chargers across Wales.
Images courtesy of Clenergy EV.